We all have done it – gone to bed with our makeup on, keep a mascara so long the writing wears off, use brushes for weeks without washing them, and more. This series of posts are about some of the bad makeup habits we all get into and some great tricks to help you break them.
Bad Makeup Habit #1 – Holding on to old mascaras, eye shadows, and eye liners.
The lifespan of eye makeup depends on what you are using: mascaras have a shelf life of about 3-4 months, eye liners about 1 year, and eye shadows about 1 year for creams and 2 years for powders. After that time, bacteria begins to build up like crazy. If you are suffering from red itchy eyes, or have dry, red wrinkled patches around your eyes, it could be your mascara, eye shadow, or eyeliner.
Solution – If you aren’t sure when you bought the eye makeup, check how it looks and smells. If powders get chalky or fall apart, or creams get smelly and separate, it is time to chuck it. With mascaras, you want to replace them every 3-4 months. Keep your makeup in a cool, dry place and away from the bathroom’s moisture.
When replacing your eye makeup, I recommend affordable eye makeup products from Avon. For example, Glimmersticks eyeliners are the number 1 eye liner in the world. They come in tons of shades, are often on sale for around $2-3, and never need sharpening. Here are just a few of the shades.
Avon True Color eye shadows are awesome as well. There are lots of wonderful shades and they go on easy with no creasing. Here are some of the shades of their eyeshadow quads.
For mascara, Avon has lots of affordable options for adding length, curl, and volume. Check out the before and after picture of my model using the newest Avon SuperExtend Infinitize Mascara.
You can shop for these great eye makeup products at www.youravon.com/dmusto. I hope you enjoyed the first in my series of breaking bad makeup habits. More to come so stay tuned!